I know... another pasta recipe!! But I couldn’t help myself after watching a youtube by Fully Raw Kristina as she made one of her latest creations, a Mango Avocado Noodle Salad. It looked so good I had to make it right away for lunch. We didn’t have any rosemary so that was deleted, and the color of the mangoes in the sauce just begged for some spicy curry, because mango and curry are totally awesome together—remember Major Grey’s Mango Chutney? It was so delicious I couldn’t stop eating it!
This recipe is easy and fast—the sauce and pasta can each be made in about five minutes. It’s a no-heat dish for hot summer days, and it would be perfect for a picnic or eating outside on the deck.
The recipes makes a lot of sauce (more than in the photo), so you can lavishly slather it on!
Ingredients: Serves 2, or 4 as a side salad
5 cups spiralized zucchini pasta
1/2 large Haas avocado
4 tablespoons green onions, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Several cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon curry powder
Peel mango and cut flesh off pit. Put in food processor.
Peel avocado, cut in half, remove pit and slice. Add to food processor.
Add curry, lime juice, cilantro leaves, green onions. Process until smooth and creamy, or leave it a bit chunky.
Spiralize zucchini. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
Pour sauce on top, and mix to coat pasta.
Drizzle a tiny bit of Juniper Balsamic Vinegar on top, optional.
The Little Story: Our Raw Food Presentation!
May 31st was a wonderful day with 25 people in attendance who came for our presentation, Transition Into Raw Food!
I shared some of Rex’s and my story about going raw and how it helped us so much with chemical sensitivities. I touched upon the amazing health benefits, feeling immediate results from raw food, being able to eat all you want without guilt (like a whole blueberry pie for breakfast!), feeling a lightness of being, and going off meds with doctor’s supervision. I forgot to mention that Rex lost 50 pounds in three months!
We also talked about the importance of thinking globally, and the United Nations Environment Program that recommends a worldwide eating of more plant-based food to become a part of the solution to global issues of hunger, fuel, poverty, land use, water, and climate change. (In the United States alone, 200,000,000 sea and land animals are consumed every day!) Acting for the good of the whole whenever possible helps us to become an active part of changing things for the better! The UN recommends that we try to not eat meat at least one day a week.
Prior to the presentation Rex and I had to learn how to make a power point that ran during the talk. I designed a new business card, a poster, and a postcard invitation that we put in key places in town.
Several dear friends read poems from Temple Food, which was a wonderful experience for me to hear the poems being read out loud through different voices.
We brought lots of food—this week’s Curried Mango Sauce and whole zucchinis that we used to demonstrate how pasta is made which was a huge hit. People were amazed that they could make raw, gluten free pasta! We also made our soaked Sunflower Seed Cheese, Chia Bread, a super yummy Sundried Tomato-Kalamata Olive topping to put on the bread (recipe soon to come), Almond Milk, Apple Water, Blueberry Crumble, and Walnut-Raisin cakes with a scrumptious coconut cream and honey "frosting", all of which were devoured.
The food alone took two days to prepare, and it was a huge amount of work! We also had to prepare the space, a large art studio of my friend, Trish Harding, who I take classes from, vacuum, bring in 50 chairs, hang paintings, and haul boxes of Temple Food and Celebrate books! Honestly, we could barely stand up after it was over! And this is why this week’s Healing Feast is a week late!
We learned so much from doing it, what we would or wouldn’t do if there is a next time. The bottom line was that the presentation touched people, and we heard from several attendees after that it is changing their lives! For this we are truly grateful, because, what could be better than this? We hope you’re enjoying your summer, or your winter, depending on where you are, and we’re sending much love to you all!